Radio Wolinsky

Lisa See

Lisa See, whose latest novel is “The Island of Sea Women,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.

The author of several historical and mystery novels, and a memoir, Lisa See’s novels usually focus on the relationship of two women, mother-daughter, sisters, best friends, and how they cope with their lives over the years. “The Island of Sea Women” takes place on South Korea’s Jeju island, where gender roles were traditionally reversed, with the women divers serving as breadwinners, while the men stay home and raise the children.

In the interview, Lisa See discusses her focus on relationships, on the nature of forgiveness, and of the violent history of Jeju Island, and its relationship to United States foreign policy.

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